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Nimbus (Spring 1986)


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New College Volume 2 Number 2 Spring 1986 :..(. Neil Sipe '75, Lori Smolker '78 Nimbus Nimbus: 8 type of rain cloud ; it is also reference to the glowing halo that surrounds the head of a samt. The conn?ta tions as they refer to NC: a glow of memory, a ram of fertility Editor Joh n Cranor '67 alum n i association is launched November 9, eleven New College nlumni met on cnmpus to launch the New College Alumni Association. They were responding to renewed alumni interest in the College evidenced by the success of the '85 reunion, and the growmg number of alumni chnpters around the country. Ruiz Elected President Mary Ruiz '78, now a senior planner in Manntee County, was elected president of the association by those assembled. Dnn Chambliss '75, assistant professor of sociology at Hamilton College, was elected secretary, and Ken Misemer '68, an attorney and partner in the Pasco County fi.rm of Allgood and Misemer, was elected treasurer. Speakmg of the Alumni Association's goals, president Ruiz said, "This yenr will be devoted to setting up the nssociation office and seeking out alumni with whom we have lost touch. I n the long term, I hope the association will become an effective underground network of co-conspirators capable of supporting alumni members in their social, graduate school, and career interests, and the College in its educational and financial concerns." To raise funds for the new nlumni office nnd n lumni publications, the Board decided to launch an annual fundraising drive immediately, and a letter to all alumni was mailed n December. Goal for this year's drive is $15,000. Contributions to the alumni fund have enabl ed the Board to order a computer c1nd software that will facilitate mailings and record-keeping. Provost Outlines College Needs In welcoming the Board to Sarasota, provost Bob Benedetti called attention to the critical role alumni will play in the College's fu .ture. "Alumni will shape our ability to attract top quality students. By talking to prospective students and their parents, they give New College a credibility no college official or publication has." Benedetti also noted the professional expertise of New College alums. "In the past year, we've had alums help with decisions in fund rais ing, automation, and computers in the curriculum. This is only a beginning. In the future I hope current students will be able to call on graduates to help them make graduate school choices and launch successful careers." Misemer Recalls History Ken Misemer recalled that for almost 20 years the alumni nnd administration of New College talked sporndicnlly about the need for an alumni association. At least twice, alumni filed incorporation papers_ But the College's uncertain future and the mobility of its young graduates undermined the best of plans. By 1985, however, New College's future had been secured by state support and by an $11 million endowment. Large numbers of alumni have settled down, a fact S)'ITibol ized last fall when Ken and Abby (Allgood) Misemer's son, Sam, enrolled as a first year student. Sam is the College's first "legacy." Coincident with this increasing stability came a new professional team in admissions. Rab Thornton and his staff are anxious to involve a lums in efforts to recruit students from the major urban centers. During 1984-85 a lumni chapters were started in Atlanta and Miami, then in other eastern cities. A newsletter was launched to support c hapter-building and to bring a lums back into contact with the College. Recognizing all this, the trustees of the New College Foundation who are graduates of New College selected n i ne of their fellow graduates to convene at Sarasota as the founding board of an alumni association. Present in addition to association officers Ruiz, Chambliss, and Misemer were New Col lege Foundation trustees Bob Allen '78, Cha rles Rutheiser '83, and Sean Lincoln '84. Joining them were Linda Convissor '74, Andrea Deeb '82, Jim McDonald '81, Gary Montin '72, Neil Sipe '75, and Lori Smolker '78. Unabl e to attend the meeting, but also serving on the Association, are Esther Lynn Barazzone '67 and Foundation trustees John Cranor '67 and Chris deBodisco '84. The Board of Directors will convene at Sarasota three times yearly in conjunction with the fall and winter Foundation meetings, and at commencement. A major item of business at the winter meeting will be to begin formulating by-laws. Services to Association members and p lanning for future reunions are also on the agenda. I n s id e: The Report o f T h e Prov o s t ... P a g e 3


Well, not only have I been here long enough to witness a transformation from mysel f as young te,Kher (see photo from earl y facul t y handbook with me on a ten-speed bicycle) to myself as old enough to be a parent of the typical-age graduating student, but a l so I h,we been around long enough that I can now be asked to write this column! Will the teaching of gerontology courses postponP my mid-life crisis? I don't know. Th< field of gerontology flourishes as the "gr.1ying of our popul.1tion" continues. For students who ,,re career-minded and who want to get in on a growing multidiscip l inary profession, I tell them to consider gerontol ogy. Those of you working in this ilrea can ra t es most effeL tive l y as a composite of tean1s. (I don't think I've missed a singl e committee as participant observer. ) I look forward to more interdisciplinary te,1ching, to more "team advising" of incoming student s, and to more teamwork with organiz,1 t ions in the community. Good fieldwork connect ions abou nd a t hom e as well as abroad. Many of you have kept in touch with me over the years, which is better than I deserve. Whi l e I l l make no promises about fatching up on co rrespondence, I wi l l encour.1ge you to visit in pe r son when you can WC' continue to practice what we do best-taking high qu,,!ity raw materi,ll and incubating it in the sunshine of scholarship. Our short but distinguished history h,1s given back to u s many rewards in ,,lumni like you. By ,,II means, keep in touch! Dr. Penny Ros el alumni reunion planned Last year's highly successful alumni reunion attracted over 125 people. The classes of 71, 76, and 81 would like to top it this Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th. They promise a cocktail party Friday evening to welcome all alumni. Saturday will see a barbecue by the bay at Cook (South) Hall. As Memorial Day weekend is also Graduation weekend, all alumni are again invited to a Palm Court Party. Sunday Brunch, at an "undisclosed location," is also on the agenda. Details of the weekend, including a special hotel pack, will be sent to all alumni by the New College Alumni Association in February. Set aside Memorial Day weekend for that long-planned visit back to Sarasota. Orchestrating the weekend are Terry Hoopes and Roger Klurfeld. If you want further information or have any ideas, Terry can be reached at 3513 George's Lane, Falls Church, Virginia 22044; Tel.: 202-566-6439 (work) or 703-750-1168 (home). Roger can be reached at 110 East Alexan dria Avenue, Alexandria, Vir ginia 22301; Tel. 202-252-2383 (work) or 703-836-8139 (home). networks The new year n is a l w.1ys welcome .1nd .1ppreci,1 t ed. I fee l lu c ky to be ,,ble to hel p .1nd gl.1d that I've beco m e a p art of wh,1t you ,,II sh,1re. Ed C u s tard Ntw College A d missions An Alum Speaks My memories of New College are it)most entirely happy ones, but realize not necessarily typical. I can remember seeing a guy rolling around on the Palm Court one ni,.;ht, freilking out on it bad trip; I remE'mber ,, friend standing over me one night with blood running down his chest whE're a woman had stabbed hun; I remember alcoholism, abortiOns cr,uy p e ople with m ,1che t e s ,,nd v111dirtive cruelty by professors. Nonetheless, my ye ns at New College were clearly thE' most joyful] have lived so far. edition with facing-p.1ge tr-.mslation), or t,,Jk about Ill)logrpper w a s available), <1nd student-faculty couples and one-night couples, and there was even couple in whi< h a benubful woman from Brazill1ved with .1 guy who studied Persian love poetry in a simply pl.1tonic relationship. The fellow in the room n ext door my first yearJim Cohn sang operas, loudly in the m1d dl e of th e afternoon; and the H 1re Kri shna peopf,. kept p eddling wierd b ooks to my roommate, who subsrribed to the D<1ily Worker ju s t so he'd be i n the FBI fill's. There were newspapers called El Douche and Gab.1 and Ghola and M e s cal1to and The Rag and ( yes, E'Ven) Th( Dust Blo w s H ere And The Dus t Blows Bark. All of thesC' wen filled with more str,,ight-out h onesty than the Nt w York Tim.-s or my own Ctrlnlys f ever r 1n, .1n d thty illw,, ys used the ac curate word to desc r i be truly offensive person i n the Student Affairs Off ir e It was possibl e at N e w Coll ege to say pretty muc h whss the wuntry, raised in fear, won't applyit is still, in critical ways, unchanged, One can still negotiate any contr,Kt that h.1s a sponsor; one can still regularly do independent projects; one can still st,ut ,, newspaper without ,, "faculty advisor" (a humiliation regul.1rly imposed on most college papers); and, importantly, one can still vote at faculty meetings, and .Ktually be a member of the College, and not just a customer .... Th<1t seems to me worth preserving. Dan Chambliss '75 Posfsrrirt: Dn11 JiOirs tl1nt Oil' of IIJr first tl1mgs IJe ltnnlcd 011 rl'lurninl>! lo campus for tiJr /l/um11i /lsso cintio11 Bonni of Tr11slrcs med11tg ;, Not1fllll>cr was llwt fllrollmmts are up drom nlillllly. HigiJ srlwol grads nre11' fso fnrful IIHs, tlii!ISDnn C!Jnml>liss '7 5 II'HdHs so,iolog!!nf Hamilton Co/leg.


Robert R. Benedetti For the .1c 1dt>mit ye n 1984-85 I set three g t h 1 ls: resttlre enrollment growth to the oi J pge; n -es t 1bl1sh commun1tat1on w1th our 1iumn1 1m1! .1unth 1 perm.nwnt 1lumn1 organ-1 z,1tio n ; ,md est, 1bl1sh ,, v1able ch.1111 of tOmm a nd i n the ,,, ,,demit ,1dm1nistration of the College In 1 dd1tion, I d e term1n e d that to rem.1m 111 the t o r efront of qu.11ity lib e r .1l ,uts edut.1tlon, our commun1ty would have to respond to the 11,1t1o nal fermPnt for reform in undergr.1du<1te educat1o n ,md .1SS1st the statp' s seccmdary school s 111 meetin g the new d!'mands the y f ,Ke. It was r!' ll1dy app.HPnt to nw that movement fo r w.1nl 111 every are a, but particularly in enro llm ent m m ,1gement, would requ1n' that New Coll e g e o venome its "best kept setret" s t 1tu s ,,nd aga in betome nationally known as 1 s i gn1htant, distmctive factor in American unde r g r .K1u,,t e edut,ltion. Consequently, every m ajor tlon from my office has been t,1ken w ith a v 1 e w to 1ts potential for, .1nd effect up o n, our camp.11gn for greater visibility. New College Rediscovered ThP fruits of coll ettive effort to renew_ New C ollege's v1s ibil1ty are manifest. Ga,v'i-.rnor Gr.1h.1m 1ppo1ntt'll ew College's Robert W este d eldt as student member of the Florida Board of R egents, capping our year-long c,1mp.11 g n to 1nsure recognition of his candid.,cy Through Mr. Westerfeldt, all levels of Flo n d, 1 's education est<1blishment tame to know the Coll e g e and the quality of 1ts stud ents In lat e f ,,IJ we published the first General C a t a log since our merger with the State Uni ve r sity System. A year 1n the making, the C.1talog lends detaded subst,1nce to the gene r ,11 p erspe ct1ves set forth in our admissions l 1 t erature. An annual revis1on process 1S in pl. K e and we wdl publ1sh ,, 1986-87 edition in l a t e summer. That we tan again publish a C.1t,1log presenting New College definitively on library shelves ,md in gu1dance offices Mross the land, suggests that the wmmunity now has made significant stndes tow,wd ton s ensus and maturity as an 1nstitution. N ear the end of academic yeM 1984-85, we l earned that ,,n independent ,1Udit of the undergr.1du, 1te origms of Ph.Ds. found ew College to be, on a per capit.1 basis, the e1ghth most productive U.S. college of future Ph.Ds. In the social sciences, we ranked th1rd We dis s eminated this Information widely, stlmul,1t ing mention of the studyand ew College in such journals as USA Today, The hronicle of Higher Education, ,1nd The Mi.1m1 Herald. Letters citing our ,Khievement sent to politiCal ,md educational leaders, as well as gradu,1te school deans, brought,, tide of response from our colleagues and from leaders whose support is critical to us. Among the latter, letters from Governor Graham and Chancellor Reed were partiCul,uly gratifying. Enrollment By the start of th1s decade, enrollment had f,,Jien so low th,,t fund-r,,ising efforts were (..-"ln"lpUS WclS St'liously undermined. As alting, provost, I ident1fied enrollment recovery as the College's most urgent prionty and devoted ,, ma,or sh,ue of rny t1me resources to cldmisslons. Last ye,1r, l h1red ,,n experienced ,1dmissions direc tor who could ,1ssemble a profess1onal team and take full charge of our revitalized admissions program. The new te,lm is in place. We are now benefiting from systematlt office procedures, alumni support of admissions What's Gnu? t.1mp.1igns and more soph1st1cated admissions r esearth using the tapabillties of the U.S.F. mstitution, ,! rese,urh office. ew student enrollment in fall 1985 was 39 pertent over '83. 1985 SAT scores ,weraged above 1200, and 1985 transfer student enrollment incrE'ased 22 percent over thE' prev1ous f,,!l. When I began as provost two years ,1go WE' had fewer than 320 students. Today we h,we well over 400. Refletting the ments of our program in a different way, the major gu1des to wllegc thoice, Bnrnm's Profiles o{ Amcmr111 Collrgcs and Cass and Birnbaum, CcliiiJinralivr Guidrlo Am.-riw11 Collrgrs, place New Collegr ,1mong thr n,1tion s most srlective. Br1rro11's, from all evidence the most mfluE'ntialcollege selection just ra1sed our r,mku1g from H1ghly Competitive" to "Highly Competitive+." Two new guides, Edw,ud B. Fiske s Brsl Buys 111 duwlio11 and RithMd Moll's Tlw Pub/11 lvys: A Cu1dr lo Amrnu1 s Brsl Publu Co//, gr s r111d U11iv.-rsilirs, purport to schools th,1t offrr except1on,1! undergr.1duate edut.ltlon .1t bargam rates. Fiske, a New York Times educ.1tion ed1tor, descnbes some 221 schools th,1t meet his wst effectiveness enterlOll, while Moll seletts 17 schools offering the enh,1ncment one associ.1tes with expensive private institutions. Both .wthors those to include ew College. Moreover, Fiske s1ngled out c w College for mclusion in a Sevmln 'll m<1gazine article on twelv<' of h1s best buys. This month, millions of college bound young people are opening Srvr' lllrm to find two-page, three-color spre,1d th,lt includes a photo of College H,11l ,1nd an invit ing profile of ew College. Th.-Pul>lir lvys has speu,1l import for our efforts to gain recognition at the most prestigious publ1c and private seconday schools. Our d1rector of .1dmissions used the Moll book aggressively ,,t recent professionals' college fair, with the result that he saw,, hundredfold mcre,lSE' 1n .Ktivity at the New CollegE' t,1ble, perhaps the greatest single mstance of exposure to college pi,Kement professionals we have ever h,1d. Throughout the College's history, our admiS sions effort has been undermmed by attritiOn. L1st ye,lr I tracked ,1ttrition carefully, institut ing system.1tic ex1t mterv1ews and reportmg, ,md re,Kting to concern that a number of new enrollees were unccrt,lin about their futures here. I have determined that much of our loss c<1n be traced to problems m the fust ye.1r, when the pressures of bemg on one's own conspire with new ,K,1demit de mands to undermine self confidence. I <1ddress long-tl'fm responses to the first-year pressures elsewhere in this report; for the short term I 111v1ted sm,11l groups of first-year students for convers,ltion ,1nd brunch," pradin I will cont1nue .1nnually These convt>rsations perm1t me to mon1tor d 1ss morale while affirm1ng in a personal way the College' s commitment to each individu ,llm that cl,1ss. The upshot of th1s is that last year's attrit1on rate was the lowest since 1970-71. Alumni Found By loBO t w College h ,1d lost ron tad with its gradu.1tes, tod,ly numbenng over 1600. With th1s tie broken, we were unable to me,lsure our Sulless or r,1Jiy these n,,tur,ll <1li1E'S to the College's cause. I therefore srt out to cre,1te a perm,111ent ,1lumn1 org<1n1Z AdmiSSIOns Off1ce, whert' ,1lumni were 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 We would like to hear from you. The following lines may assist you in sending us news, questions, or addresses. Clip the coupon and mail it to NC; your address label should show on the back. Thank you. 3 to pl.1y '' kty role in strl'ngthenmg the .ldm15_ 510ns t.1mp.11gn in the E.1st and Midwl'st. AdmiSSions took nspons1bility for the list .md the ,1lumni newslett<'r, the l,1tter vrh1 -dc key to retru1tmg an ,,Jumni adm 1 ss 1ons network ,1nd to upd,1tmg .1ddresses. I n '"''demlr ye.1r 1984-85, network chapters wtn established to aid rerru1ting in New York City, Nl'w JersPy, Washington, Atlant,1, T,,II,,h,,sstt, T.1mpa B.1y, and Mi.1m1. Sar,1sot.1, Ch1cago, Boston, and Philadt>lph1,, are be1ng .Hided nt 1 w To give us ,1n alumni d,1ta b.1se, I initige. The enthus1,1stic response of .1lumn1 to tht newsletter, ,,dm1SS1ons rhaptcrs, and sunty entour,lged us to sponsor,, reun1on proposrd by the members of thl' C1,1ss of 1975, New ollege' s l.1rgest gradu.1ting cl.1ss to date. The reunion proved an immense surcE'SS, dr,1wing over 80 .1lums from ,,s f,,r away as the Wcst Co.1st ,md ra1smg pledgt>s in excess of $23,000. The College owes special th,1nks to Mr. D.wid Disend '75 of North Brunswirk, .j., who l ed the reunion effort ,,nd concelvtd ,md orchpstratl'd the fund-r,11sing drive. This f,11l will see the first meeting of our national Alumni Counul, a steering body ot the alumni that will toordin.He ,,Jumni pro gr,lms ,md advise tlw provost <1nd the Found,l tion on ,,Jumni policy. Faculty Our f.Kulty continue to be very Mtive in thr dassroom. Over 546 tutorials were offend during ,1t,1demic yeM 1984-85. The Humani tieS contmue to enroll the l.1rgest numbE'r of students in a given term, followed by tlw Nat1on,11 Snences .1nd the Sori,ll Sciences 10 th.1t ordPr. During 1984-85, sever.1! interdisu plinary tourses were developed. Professors Levy Mornll, and orton provided ,,n extit mg semin,ll" on environmental m,1n,1genwnt. Professors Berggren, c,,rrasro, ,,nd Moore taught a course entitled Artistit Styles ,1nd ultural Worlds wh1rh ,1ttr<1cted more students th.m any course but ca!tulus dunng tht hrst semester. In add1tion, phys1ust George Ruppeiner <1nd Mlth,lel Fr.1me, .1 mathcm,ltiCInt ot the University of South So honored WE'rE': Anthony Andrews, to ,,ssotiate profes sor of anthropology; Robert Benedetti, to professor of politit,ll snente; M 1gd,,len.1 ,lrrc1Stc.), to c1SSOliatc professor of ,1rt history; and Bry.1n Norton, to professor of philosophy. The farulty ,,t ew College h,we been, during "'''demit ye.1r 1984-85, qu1te productive in tht>ir resc.1rch. Papers were offered ,1t prott ssional conferences, ,md gr,lnts were securtd from surh prestigious .1gencies ,,s the Amen t.ln Council of Le,1rned Soueties, ,ltion,,J Geogr.lphit, the ,1tion,1! Endowment for the Humanities, ,,nd the Florida Endowment for New College Nimbus Editorial B oard Robert Benedetti Ed Custard Jim Feeney Linda Olivieri Angela Postlethwaite '82 Ci.1 Romano '83 Mary Ruiz '78 Rab Thornton Credits: 111111 lnyoul: Ci.1 Romano. Crnph11s: Morton-Betker Compugraphics. Phcl/osmplw Robert Bent'detti. Special Thanks to: Dan Chambliss '75, New College Alumni Association, Donn,, Davis lerulli, Mitkl R. M.1ddox '82, Phil Lumsden '81.


th e Hum.1 n 1 ties. To Indicate the b dth md quantity of published scholarship 1 1 c,l l : t L lf Htides and books published by 1{'1(', ;:, th e f ,Hulty during this academiC year IS 1 pp e nded The Class of 1985 Thi s M 1 y Wf' g r ,,du,Jted 54 students. Roughly th 1 ni o f th e m concentr,Jtcd in each diVISIOn. This is 1 e m ,Hbble ,,s the humanities h,wc de d 1 n ed m .Hke dly ,,s major of choice in most wileges. Th1rt ynin e perc!"nt of the class told u s tlw v were g o i ng directly to graduate or p rnfe5 ; 0n,11 slief that there are serious problems of campus life at New College. I h w e ,,ddressed campus life along two lines. On the one hand, I have incre.1sed my own i n v olv ement (s pressing my co ncern that our co llegiate and residential activities be more responsive to student needs. Again with Dean Barylski's cooperation, I expect to strengthen the adrninistr..-1tion of student life by completing the staffing p lan described in this report. Sustaining growth requires sustaining our commitment to an adequately supported, professionalized admissions program, one that can continue the effective publications program represented this past year by completion of the Catalog. We will require approximately $50,000 to address the increased demands on admissions. Our curriculum is a success, but it cannot be unresponsive to changing in lib eral arts teaching and research, to sustained student interests, and to a growing state's needs. For instance, the computer must take its place as a tool used actively across our curriculum, and in the coming year I will initiate steps in this direction. Students over the years have confirmed that the fine arts and music are essential here by persisting in their creative studio work under the most adverse phys ical conditions imaginable and in their music studies despite lack of staff. Now we are in a position to address the need for apropriate facilities and we shall do so. Similarly, we ,ue committed to restoring music, along with political science, to their rightful places as fully staffed disciplines at the College. Continued on page 5


C ontinued from page 4 Finally, our Environmental Studies Program, which has been so productive in supplying Florida and the nation with responsible environmentalists, must be in a position to respond to the escalating need for environmental service in the region. In the past few months sixties David Allen '68 is vice president of Insight Semin,,rs, provider of training programs and organizational development programs for businesses and executives. He works out of Santa Monica, CA. Dale Hickam '68 is senior education analyst for the Appropriations Committee of the Florida Senate; this winter is his sixth legislative season in Tallahassee. Jeanne Rosenberg '67 wrote The ]oumcy of Nnlly Gm111, an adventure film from Walt Dis ney. Successfully released this fall, the movie is going into re-release ,,s we go to press. Jean was associate producer of the movie as well. Kenneth Hammond '66 says, with reason, "It's been a good year." He published his first book and first technical paper. ''I'm still doing computers ... advanced dat,,b,,se development. My spare time is spent with my girlfriend, tutoring, kayaking, reading, writing, and painting. I'd be happy to hear from others, class of '67 (308 Bromley Cross, s,,n jose, CA 95119). He writes thatGenda Cimino '67lives in Dublin, Ireland. seventies Lisa Berley '74 ,1nd her husband Charlie Berry are expecting a baby in May. Lisa is ,, social worker at a sheltered workshop for handicapped people. Charlie is ,, systems pro grammer at the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill. Joshua Breakstone's '75 latest gig at New York City's West End Cafe received a favorable review in j,1nuary hom veteran New York Times critic johnS. Wilson. joshua h,1s cut two records on the Sonora Records label, Woudatul featuring pianist Barry H,1rris and + 1 featur ing pi,lnist Kenny Barin. He is working on a third album with saxaphonist, Pepper Adams. joshua and his jazz guitar live in Weehawken, Nj. Other denizens of Weehawken include Lynne Berggren '79, Jo Ann Weisenford '80 and Matthew Curtis. Jo Ann and Matthew were married in May, 1985. Matthew is vice president of sales and acquisitions at Corinth Films. joAnn received her MBA in accounting at Pace University and now works for Touche Ross & Co. Maureen Cannon '76 received her juris doc torate from Georgetown University. She works for the Washington, D.C. public defender's office. David Chilcott has recently returned from southern France where he was renovating a luxury, live-,,board canal barge. He is now liv mg in Oakland, CA, studying for his contractor's license. Tom Corwin '74 and his wife Carol Cichowski <111nounce the birth of their first child, Sarah Jessamine on Dec. 3 in Washington, D.C. Ted DeWitt '77 and wife Karen live in Seal Rock, OR where Ted is out post dodoral rescarth at the M,1rine Science Center. Ted e.1rned h1s PhD 1n ecology and <:'VLts. Amy Dickman '78 is enrolled 111 the gradu,1te progr,lm in treative writing at the University of Florida. Rick Drummond '77 is director of progr,,m dC"velopment for the Manatee Mental Health Center. For h1s own mental health, Ritk pursues h1s mterests in running and acting in community theater. Currently he IS ,,t work on ,,n MBA degree. He resides with wife C,1rol. ,md sons, S.:ott ,,nd Troy, in Rhonda and Mark Evans '77 own ,, home in St. Petersburg, FL where d,10ghter, Cass1dy (two years), .1nd son, David (three months) are doing some growmg up. Mark is,, PhD student <1t the Un1versity of South Florida. He plans to teach a course at New College next term on the geology of Florida. Louise Liner Barrett '77 lives only two blocks away w1th her husband ,,nd thild. Louise ,,nd Rhond,, were friendly as ne1ghbors before they d1scovered their NC LOnnection. ESP and its students have had to turn down funded contract offers because they lacked sufficient resources to undertake the proposed tasks. In the coming months I will be visiting foundations and consulting with trustees about resources to enable ESP to take a Ruth Folit '75 and her husband Marc Weinberg '74 live in Sarasota with three-ye,,r-old daughter, s,,ra. Ruth works in an administrative position with the Child Protection Te,,m, an agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Marc is a physician nurturing his sixmonth-old private practice in f,,mily medicine. Tom Kapostasy '78 is a financial pl,lnning consultant for Electronic Data Systems in Dal las, TX. He recently completed his Certificate in M,1nagement Accounting, did MBA work at Case Western, and was a management consultant for Ernst & Whinney for two years. Sheri Katz '76 diagnoses re,,ding and speaking problems at the Fieldston School in New York City. She works with the children ,,nd their parents and serves ns consultant to other members of the faculty. Roger Klurfeld '73 hosted a NC alumni party at his home in Alexandria in November. Barbara Mellen '74 and Sam Howell '74 live in Canboro, NC. Barb ,md Sam had a baby, Ginger Beardslee Howell, born in November 1985. Barb is the owner of a stained glass studio and S,1m is finishing his PhD in art history at UNC-Chapel Hill. Tim Speidel graduated from New York University film school and is working as a free I,,nce film pmducer in the Big Apple. Tim has tried his hand at horror films, and children's television. Look for his latest work during commercial breaks on the Saturday morning cartoons-Hasbro toys. Kevin Swaney '77 has earned his Master's Degree in environmental engineering at the University of Florida studying under H.T. Odum. After graduation he remained at the university working as a scientific programmer. In 1984, he left the university to pursue,, doc tori\te at Cornell University. Lisa McGaughey Tuttle '74 is the director of Nexus G,,llery, an alternative contemporary art space in Atlanta, GA ,1nd is completing her MFA at Georgia State U. Lisa is married to attorney Rob Tuttle. Gar y Montin '72 is president of Environ mentmily pr,ll" tice in S,,r,lSt>t,l.) D ebra Colburn P ag e '74 g.1ve birth to 7lb. J oz. Trevor Alll'n P.1ge on ),1nuary 25. Congr,ltul,ltit>ns tll Debr,, ,,nd kudos to Trevor, born 1ust in time to m,1ke the Nimbus dead!tnp (w1th a little help from Andrea Z ucker '75, who callcd in the nt'ws). D avid Goldman '75 is a resident in neuro surgery ,,t the University of Missouri ,,t Columb1,1. His speci,,lty IS computer applita tions in nwdicine. He h.1s tr.welled 11<1tion.1lly and internationally presentmg p.lpC'rs on the sub1elt of computer monitoring in mtensive rare unitS. D,wid is marriE'd to Linda Blackwell, an M.D. in family pr,ldice. They h,wc a house .1ml a dr>g ,,nd are expecting their first child. Casey Green '73 is ,,sstKia te director of the H1ght>r Educ,1t1on Rese,1rrh Institute at UCLA, where he directs a continuing n,1tional survey of undergrndu,lte student attitudes. When we last spoke with Casey, ht' and wife Rika were


the birth of their .second child. Son A,1ron was born in 1983. Debbie Hachen-Weintraub '74 lives in West boro, MA where she serves as rabbi to the Iota! temple. She w,1s featured last year in U.S. N<'ws n11d World Report "with a picture and everything" reports Dan Chambliss '75. Debbie sh,1res the distinction of being one of the country's few female rabbis with Emily Feigenson '76. Vicki Ferman Johnson '78 is expecting her second child in January. Vick1 now lives in Boynton Beach, FL v1a jamaica where she met and m.1rried her R,1stafari,111 husbnnd, Knolys. She is enrolled in Florid,, AtL1ntiL University with the goal of te,Khing. Vitki has a step d,lUghter, Norine ,1nd a d,,ughter, j,,Jit,l. eighties Valerie Alger '82 recently got ,1 promotion th,1t took her from New York City to S,111 D1ego, where she is publisher's rt'prcsentative w1th CBS Colkge Publishing. Rick Beal '82 is ,,Jive and well .1nd living in w,,Jtham, MA. He is enrolled in ,, PhD progr,Hn in themistry ,,t Br<1ndeis University. Humberto Barreto '81 rereived his PhD in enmomirs from UNC-Ch.1pel Hill ,111d is teM'h lng at w,,bash College in lndian.1. His wife Tami Beller Barreto '82 received her M.1ster's 1n public polity from UNC-Ch,lpel Hill. Andy Brown '83 h,1s ,, new ,1ddress: 983 14th St., Boulder, Co 80302; (303) 444-8549. He's in the philosophy Ph.D. progr.1m ,1t tlw Univ. of Colorw College in high schools around State College, p,,_ Jason Cote '83 is building a stdt house that borders the National Forest. He is a dedicilted volley ball player. James H. Kurt '82 tells us he is building an ,1rk. Shuman lee '82 is attending the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt pursuing,, PhD in fin,mce. Robert lincoln '84 has obtained his captain's license and operates ,, charter s.1ilboat in St. Thom<1s, Virgin Islands. Erin Loftus '81 writes that she is working at the Dumb.1rton o,,ks Center for Byzantine Studies in Washington, D .C. compiling ,, rese,1rch .1nhive of photographs of Early Christian .1nd Byzantine silver,,, project funded by a gr.111t from the]. P,JUI Gf.'tty Trust. She reports that her "own work" is still m,lllus cripts (C1rolingian), and a MastE'r's thesis (in progress) in the history of art at the George Washington University. Perri Curtis '82 recently won a Rotary lntern.1tional SchoJ,,rship to study psychology in Austr,llia or New Zeal,md in 1986-87. She is presently in a dodor,ll progr.1m 111 diniL,ll psy chology ,,t the University of South Florida in T.1mp,1 ,111d is,, p<1rt-time model in Sarasota. Chris De Bodisco '84 is enrolled 111 a PhD progr,lm in economics at v,,nderbilt. He is hop ing to go to Peru in the next year to explore thesis topics. Marcella Kolmeier '85 is now living 111 Atlant,l and study1ng interior design at the Art Institute of Atl,1nt,1. Cia Romano '83 Robert lincoln '84 has his c.1pt,1in's license and runs a charter s,1ilbo,1t out of St. Thomas, Vir gin lsl,mds. Paul Pare '85 is in Austin, TX studying bot.111y ,,t the University of Texas and undergoing the tri,,Js and tribulations of a teaching assistant. His sister Liz, is enrolled at NC. Claire Robinson '81 writes, I live in Manhat t,ln ,1nd in PMis. !Wow! Envy, envy-ed.!I am studying <1rchitecture at the Cooper Union in New York ,1nd working on v.1rious landscape ,nrhitecturc projerts in Fr.1nce. )ust finished a work whiLh was exhibited ,,t the Venice B'ie n.lle (sperial thanks to New College's Lynndon Clough) in Lollaboration with M. Moss. and am L currently working on,, series of projects with choreographer D. Fain, Paris. Chenoweth Moffatt '80 lives in Boston and works on alumni affairs for Harvard University. She is married to Paul Erickson. Chenoweth sent Ellen Muratori '84 a pair of ch,lmpagne glasses in honor of Ellen's 30th birthday. Ellen is ,, graduate student at Florida St,lte University in the counseling She is a practitioner of re-evaluation counseling and active in the Tallahassee Peace Coalition. Ellen works p.1rt-time for a l,lw firm specializing in sex and race discrimination c,1ses. She has met Susan Swihart through Quaker meetings. Susan is an attorney with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation and is soon to celebrate the first anniversary of her mar riage to husband, Tom. David '80 and Desiree (Howell) '82 Smolin are the p.1rents of justin Nath,111iel, born at 5:27 ,1.111. on August 1. Congrats! Cia Romano '83 breaks the fashion barrier in sunny Sarasota. She is currently employed as a layout artist and typesetter with Westminster Publications. Better half Phil Lumsden '81 stands in for Mac Miller at NC this semester. Damn the torpedoes! Ron Rostow '82, employed with New York City's Hospital Corp., received his Milster's in public administration from Columbia University last summer. Jodi Siegel '82 passed the bar exam in july, 1985 and works with the Southern Legal Council. She recently testified before the Flor ida Cabinet concerning the raising of admission st,,nd,uds at state colleges ,md universities. She plans to marry this March. Shawn Dougherty Tonnies '85 and Robert Tonnies '83 were married !,1st summer. Shawn is enrolled at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The Tonnies joined up with Curtis '85 and Eric Dyreson '83 recently for a camp ing trip. Eric has just completed his Master's degree in entomology at the University of Flor ida. The brothers are currently living in Nancy Winfrey '81 is working full-time at the psychiatric unit of Children's Hospital in Denver. She is performing psychiatric research with a professor from Denver University. Claire Winold '84 finished her first year at the Florid,, State University School of Law, second in her class. Other NC graduates enrolled at FSU l,1w school include Janet Bowman '82, John Milia '85 and Teresa Pierzchala '85. John Zayac '82 recently accepted a position with Harris.Corp. marketing computers and computer products. His territory is Sarasota and Br,ltknton. _j Non Profit Org. U .S. Postage PAID Permit No. 262 Sarasota, FL Address Correction Requested 6

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